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MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
world braced for the world of mr. mandela's passing. world leaders from president obama to the u.n. secretary general, ban ki-moon, offered prayers and remembrances. but mr. mandela held on this summer. by the time of his 95th birthday on july 18th, with crowds gathered outside his hotel room to sing to him, to celebrate his life, mr. mandela was described by then as responding to treatment and his doctors said he was steadily improving. by august, mr. mandela was breathing normally. and although he was still battling the lung infection that had hospitalized him in the first place, in august, he was -- excuse me, on the first of september, he was discharged from the hospital, so that he can continue to receive intensive care at home, in johannesburg. after he died at his home today in johannesburg, his home there is where south africans have gathered tonight to pay their respects. joining us now is nbc news africa correspondent, rohit, thank you very much for being with us. what can you tell us just about the scene where you are and the reaction there? >> reporter: well, rachel, a
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
the national institute of health, michelle from u.n. aids, debra carrying on the great work of our acting global aids coordinator and our many friends from the philanthropic world including bill gates. thank you for joining us here today. now, every year this is a moment to reflect on how far we've come since the early days of the aids epidemic. those of you who lived through it remember all too well the fear and stigma and how hard people with hiv had to fight to be seen or heard or treated with basic compassion. do you remember how little we knew about how to prevent aids or treat them. what we did know was the devastation it inflicted, striking down vibrant men and women in the prime of their lives and spreading from city to city and country to country seemingly overnight. today that picture is transformed. thanks to the courage and love of so many of you in this room and around the world, awareness has soared, research has surged, prevention, treatment and care are now saving millions of lives not only in the world's richest countries but in some of the world's poorest countries as we
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 2:30am PST
the weekend u.n. inspectors arrived to begin inspections on a nuclear facility there. president obama called it a critical first step before adding that the negotiations will in no way weaken the position of the united states. >> if at the end of six months it turns out that we can't make a deal, we're no worse off and, in fact, we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and even strengthen them. if you ask me what is the likelihood that we're able to arrive at the end state i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> defense secretary chuck hagel has touched down in pakistan today. the first time in three years a pentagon chief has visited that country. hagel met with their prime minister to discuss tensions over drone strikes and military operations near the border with afghanistan. he spent the weekend in afghanistan visiting u.s. troops. he did not meet with afghan president hamid karzai who is refusing to sign a security agreement with the united states before the end of the year. secretary
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 12:00am PST
as free people. but they took that and transformed their country. i was with him when he went to the u.n. and asked for the removal of sanctions. to be around this man who had such gravitas and humility at the same time was an awesome experience. >> congresswoman, you were there to see that first democrat election in south africa. >> i was there, and let me say, chris, my heart is very heavy tonight. the people of south africa, the people of the word, we've lost a great warrior, a great leader. i also have to just say that the lessons we have learned from president mandela are so, so great. and being there as therein election on receiver was one of the moments i'll always remember. these elections were always very difficult when i landed the first task we had was to monitor the -- and reverend al, you may remember this, the cleanup of a bomb blast, that blasted out in front of the anc headquarters. i think 30 people died. so these elections, nelson mandela did not take lightly. the people of south africa did not take lightly. it was a true exercise of democracy. we learned a lot from tho
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
joining us. it's an honor to speak with you. let me bring in charlayne hunter and we have with us former u.n. ambassador. last night watching the coverage and reading and i cannot recall as a journalist seeing so many journalists take great pride and say i interviewed him at this time. there was one after another. the list goes on and on of people who held this interview with nelson mandela in a sacred box almost separate from any other interview. >> i know, we all talk about objectivity but we're all creatures of our environment, our background and experiences and just this morning a friend sent me a youtube clip and reminded me that after every new year's eve party that my husband and i used to go to new york, bring back, nelson mandela, the great song. i don't know. i think he rose above -- >> there was a time when he was judged. but i don't think those doing the judging look like us. there came a time when we african-american journalists brought a new perspective looking at the free south african movement and nelson mandela. there were others like tom brokaw and any number i can use, can
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
inspectors from the u.n.'s nuclear watchdog toured the heavy water reactor at iraq. a sign that while there's plenty of scepticism some progress was already under way. robert, the president towed a careful line here. i thought his remarks were interesting. it seems like we're in the middle of what our good friend david axelrod likes to call kabuki theater, confident but not overconfident. i wonder about the deal back and forth between president obama and members of his own congress like bob menendez pushing this renewed sanctions deal. >> i do think you've got the potential collision of a lot of different time lines. the president, i think, is realistic to say there's a possibility of a deal but the deal can long move forward long-term if iranians are willing to do things. if he understands that from colliding time lines politically you've got congressional members from both parties pursuing sanctions. you've got israelis against this deal. i think the one important thing the president has in his pocket, so to speak, the american people are supportive of a deal because they are so incredibl
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
today, reaction from key lawmakers following reports from state tv in iran that u.n. nuclear inspectors have started their visit to the iraq heavy water plant. inspectors were allowed in as part of the deal reached last month. >> what i'm concerned about is that we have not dismantled their program and yet relieved the sanctions. >> what i think the administration needs to push for in this negotiation is a peaceful program without enrichment. and i wouldn't begin the process by conceding anything on enrichment. >> president obama says he believes chances for comprehensive nuclear agreement with iran are 50/50 at best. >> but what i've consistently said is even as i don't take any options off the table, what we do have to test is the y at we can resolve this issue diplomatically. >> and the president made those comments while participating in a think tank panel on saturday. >>> now to the incredible outpouring of emotion and worship in south africa today. millions of people, regardless of their race, color, or religion, unified in prayer, song, and remembrance in honor of nelson mandela.
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am PST
. largest gathering of heads of state outside of u.n. perhaps ever. we'll have to see how this day goes. and of course, there will be tens of thousands of people, perhaps millions of people, trying to get near the soccer stadium where this event will take place. it begins at 11:00 a.m. local time, 4:00 a.m. eastern time. either supposed to last for about four hours. we understand from the list of speakers that several of nelson mandela's grandchildren will speak, also his co-defendants convicted with mandela in 1963 and sentenced to a life in prison on robben island. one of them will speak as well as heads of state, president obama, president of brazil, china, india, raoul castro of cuba. this country has been friends and allies for some time. quite a day ahead of us, andrea. that's just one day. there will be several days where nelson mandela's body will lie in state at the union building at the national capital here and, of course, culminating event, the funeral in the eastern province. a poor rural area which was nelson mandela's homeland underscoring his very humble beginnings where
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
was with them when they went to the u.n. and asked for the removal of sanctions, to be around this man who had such gravitas, but humaniility at th same time was an awesome experience. >> you were there, as the reverend was just mentioning to see that first democratic election in south africa, in which nelson mandela was elected the first democratic president of that country. >> i was there. and let me say, chris, that my heart is very heavy tonight. the people of south africa, the people of the world, we've lost a great warrior, a great leader. i also have to say, the lessons we've learned from president mandela are so, so great. and being there as an election observer is one of the moments i will always remember. because these elections were very difficult. when i landed, the first task we had was to monitor the -- and reverend al, you may remember this, the cleanup of a bomb blast that was palablasted out front of the anc headquarters. i think 30 people died. so these elections, nelson mandela did not take lightly. the people of south africa did not take lightly. but they waited in line. it
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
was a big part of it. at the same time the u.n. security council passed the first resolution in 1962, so it was a long walk to sanctions, not just a long walk to freedom. what is your take on why it took so long, given the overt racism in south africa to get to that point? >> well, as i just mentioned, why did it take us so long to get a voting bill passed under linden johnson? how could we a country of 200 or 300 years allowed slavery, jim crowe slavery to have persisted for so long? i think that's just another example of it that over time finally the morality and the ill morality of racism was able to be overcome. but it is not easy and i think many feelings are still there. you can see there is still a divide in our country. we still divide up red state, blue state. we have those fighting the civil war in many ways in their own minds, whether it's northern aggression or the interruption of a way of life in the south, et cetera. so i think it's a part of the human drama that we have to fight this evil of discrimination based on either race, ethnicity, religion, preference, any of the s
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
and the current prime minister after accusations of corruption and abuse of power. the u.n. has closed its offices in bangkok warning foreign travellers to stay out of the streets. >> afghanistan president karzai is accusing the u.s. of holding back fuel and other supplies. he said they are holding back supplies in an attempt to pressure for him to sign the agreement. >> from the "los angeles times" officials say speed may have been a factor in the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend over the weekend. according to police the "fast and furious" star left a charity event. witnesses at the event said they heard a loud boom and saw smoke. walker was in the middle of gaming "fast and furious 7." walker leaves behind a 15-year-old daughter. he was 40 years old. >> really. isn't that bizarre? came from a charity event and he gets in one of the cars and the guy drives off with him -- >> he was the passenger in the car. >> passenger in the car and runs into a pole and blows up. >> yeah. the pictures of the scene afterward you can hardly make out it was a car. i never met him but he was a ver
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
. with respect to the pakistan, there was never the kinds of inspection regimes and international sanctions and u.n. resolutions that were in place. we have been able to craft an international effort and and verification mechanism around the iran nuclear program that is unprecedented. and unique. that doesn't mean it's easy. and that's why you know, we have to take it seriously. but i think one of the things that i've repeatedly said when people ask why should we try to negotiate with them, we can't trust them, you know, we're being naive, what i try to describe them is not the choice between this deal and the ideal. but the choice between this deal and other alternatives. i mean, if i had an option, if we could create an option in which iran eliminated every single nut and bolt of their nuclear program and foreswore the possibility of ever having a nuclear program and for that matter got rid of all its military capabilities, i would take it. but. >> last question. >> but sorry. haim, i want to make sure everybody understands. that will particular option is not available. as a consequence, we have
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